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CNN Accuses Obama of 'Swiftboating' Romney
NewsBusters ^ | July 14, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 07/14/2012 9:22:48 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

CNN on Friday surprisingly accused President Obama of "swiftboating" presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with continuously false attacks regarding his service at Bain Capital.

The idea appears to have first been raised by CNN correspondent Jim Acosta during his interview with Romney on The Situation Room.

MITT ROMNEY: They announced early on, one of their insiders said that they -- their -- their campaign was going to be based upon the strategy of -- quote -- "kill Romney," end of quote. That's what they're doing. It's disgusting. It's demeaning. It's something which I think the president should take responsibility for and stop.

JIM ACOSTA, CNN: And do you believe you're being swiftboated in this campaign?

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1 posted on 07/14/2012 9:22:52 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For it to be “swift boating” it needs to be true.


2 posted on 07/14/2012 9:27:45 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

Exactly.


3 posted on 07/14/2012 9:28:43 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope Romney picks a VP that doesn’t have children. I’d hate to watch the commie ‘RATS and their fag toadies in the state run commie “media” rip more kids to shreds in order to get their Kenyan manchild reelected again. What those fags did to the Palin family was hateful and despicable. For the first time in my adult life, I was totally ashamed to call myself an American. The “media’s” hate and attacks against those innocent little kids was disgusting. David Letterman acted like a pig too! He can KMA.


4 posted on 07/14/2012 9:32:04 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obamanism is a kook cult!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
There is no comparison whatsoever.

The only thing the Swiftees demanded was that John Fraud Kerry release his military record DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLIC by signing Stand Form SF-180 in a manner granting the National Archives permission to do so.

To this day he has not done that. He has released partial records that passed through his hands first.

If he released his entire record we would learn that he received a dishonorable discharge from the Navy for wearing his uniform to anti-war protests, and that Jimmy Carter granted him a pardon for his crime.

5 posted on 07/14/2012 9:33:34 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Not just anti-war protests. He met with the N. Vietnamese in Paris to “negotiate” peace on his own. An act of treason.


6 posted on 07/14/2012 9:36:18 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The only connection I see is that both Kerry and Obama are liars, but that applies to most Democrats.


7 posted on 07/14/2012 9:41:25 AM PDT by pallis
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To: TigersEye

Thanks.


8 posted on 07/14/2012 9:42:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Swift boating should be defined as the exposing of a poltroon who inflates his biography.

This is often confused, quite deliberately by the mainstream media, with "borking" which should be defined as "attack viciously a candidate or appointee, especially by misrepresentation in the media.” According to William Safire in The New York Times.

Our mission on FreeRepublic should be to "Swift boat" the unworthy and to prevent the "borking" of the worthy.


9 posted on 07/14/2012 9:45:41 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: TigersEye
He met with the N. Vietnamese in Paris to “negotiate” peace on his own. An act of treason.

Treason is a resume enhancer for a democrat.

10 posted on 07/14/2012 9:49:13 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1270 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

..so why are we not “swiftboating” obama on his hidden papers, college transcripts, passports, etc.????


11 posted on 07/14/2012 9:52:34 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Letterman went from reasonably funny to a gap toothed Neanderthal...and what we have learned about his demeanor makes it all a farce. As for Mittens, he has to fight back and hard...tell the truth and smash King Bozo Oblong to bits.


12 posted on 07/14/2012 9:52:34 AM PDT by Shady (There is no separation of powers..they want to ace the people out...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Maybe CNN is getting a little concerned of their loss of visitors and not liking being credited as a communists like entity. They spin the communists/Democratic side.
14 posted on 07/14/2012 10:06:27 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: PGR88

For it to be “swift boating” it needs to be true.

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Exactly....plus Obama would have to be experienced, well-educated...and moral.

I guess CNN will need to find another descriptive for his unethical tactics.


15 posted on 07/14/2012 10:14:32 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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‘CNN’s John King, David Gergen: Obama Campaign “Bain” Felony Attack is Just Not True; Gergen – Three Key Obams Supporters at Bain Say Attack is Untrue; “Obama is Playing a Very Rough Form of Politics. . . Is this what We were Promised?” – Video 7/13/12’

http://freedomslighthouse.net/2012/07/13/cnns-john-king-david-gergen-three-key-obams-supporters-at-bain-say-attack-is-untrue-obama-campaign-bain-felony-attack-is-just-not-true-gergen-obama-is-playing-a-very-rough-form-of-politi/


16 posted on 07/14/2012 10:47:14 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: F15Eagle

I watched about 15 minutes of Letterman’s first show. I have not watched it since. He was never funny as far as I am concerned


17 posted on 07/14/2012 1:24:16 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Since Obummer “won” his way into office by the mysterious release of divorce records of his opponents, maybe it’s best that good-Mormon Romney has no such skeletons to unearth.

I’m no big fan of MY former governor (I’m still paying $100 to renew my pistol permit) but Romney is “cleaner” than Obummer would like.

Now, if Romney’s crew would only FIGHT a bit, this election could get interesting.


19 posted on 07/14/2012 2:47:54 PM PDT by DNME (Tired of being polite about it? Time for action? Reawaken the Sons of Liberty!)
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To: Kaslin

David Letterman, Whoopie Goldberg, Bill Maher, - 3 in a long list of people who never said a funny thing in their lives.


20 posted on 07/14/2012 2:50:32 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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21 posted on 07/14/2012 2:53:40 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DNME

Since Obummer “won” his way into office by the mysterious release of divorce records of his opponents, maybe it’s best that good-Mormon Romney has no such skeletons to unearth.
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On the other hand, don’t the Mormons maintain very good geneological records? Would they not perhaps have very good information on who really is Barry Obama/Soetoro/Dunham?


22 posted on 07/14/2012 3:27:19 PM PDT by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (who's yer daddy?)
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To: TigersEye
“Not just anti-war protests. He met with the N. Vietnamese in Paris to “negotiate” peace on his own. An act of treason.”

That's just another Republican “smear tactic.” Kerry negotiated with both sides... The North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong.

23 posted on 07/14/2012 3:39:13 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: PGR88
Bingo! It's nice seeing the Red on Redder attacks. But it's disturbing to see the misuse of language.

"Swiftboating" is telling the truth about a lying sack of poo politician.

24 posted on 07/14/2012 4:49:24 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: HenpeckedCon

I will have to assume that that was un-tagged sarcasm. lol


25 posted on 07/20/2012 2:30:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

:-)


26 posted on 07/20/2012 4:00:02 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: HenpeckedCon

Thank goodness! You just never know these day. lol


27 posted on 07/20/2012 4:04:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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